Champions League

Forward defends his manager from critics despite poor showings

Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku believes that his boss Jose Mourinho doesn’t deserve any of the critics herald by fans instead he praises his fiery mindset in extracting results from games.

Jose didn’t have the best of the pre-season tour in the U.S, drawing a couple of matches and then getting a crushing 4-1 blow from arch rivals Liverpool and even though they managed to win against Real Madrid in the latest encounter, the performance wasn’t admirable. Quite clearly, Mourinho faced a huge amount of criticism from fans especially because of the defensive strategy he used almost whole of last season and he also failed to present the club with trophies the fans urged for.

Despite all of this, the former Everton striker isn’t carried out by all of this and defends his boss by saying that he is the right man for the job. Speaking for Business Insider, Lukaku stated,“People need to understand that we play this game not to lose it, we play this game to win.”

“So when you lose, you get angry, you get upset, he’s a type of person that you can really see that he’s mad or angry. So I think this is normal. This should be embraced because he’s a manager. He’s a coach that wants to win. And if you can’t deal with that, well, you know, don’t ask him questions because he shouldn’t hide this personality to give, like a good public image.”

Lukaku also revived the manager’s success in other parts of the world including his first season at Manchester where he won the league cup and the Europa League.

Lastly, he spoke about his relationship with Jose describing him as the ‘Family Guy’.

“We have a good relationship. I think it’s nice to play for him. We make jokes. He sends me good advice or funny videos some stuff like that. So he’s a ‘Family Guy’. That’s how I know him.”

The Red Devils have a final combat in the preseason friendly against German giants Bayern Munich this Sunday before their 2018-19 Premier League season opener against Leicester at Old Trafford. Jose will be desperate to end the tour with a win to cool down the critics a little.

Author’s Take:

Lukaku has the trust in his manager and Jose needs to give it back to him as well as to the rest of his players in terms of Silverware hope. With Liverpool agile with their summer signings and Manchester City growing powerful enough to defend their achievements, it is now or never for Mourinho to turn the clock around for Manchester United.



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